Marianne Egelund Siig

Marianne Egelund Siig

A recognised strategic leader and facilitator, dedicated to creating value and purpose for people, businesses, and society as a whole.

For more than 20 years, Marianne Egelund Siig has led successful business transformations in the fields of leadership-, team-, talent-, and organisational strategies and development. Furthermore, Marianne is an expert within the fields of gender equality, diversity and inclusion

Background and experience

In 1994, Marianne started her career as the Managing Director of the Nordic consulting firm KaosManagement. She collaborated with over 200 companies as strategic advisor, keynote speaker and facilitator of transformational training programmes to co-create innovative solutions.

From 2004 to 2018, Marianne held leading roles in Nordea, the first Scandinavian Bank, as the Head of Diversity & Inclusion (2014-2018), the Head of Leadership Development & Talent Management (2010-2014), and the Head of HR, Savings & Asset Management (2006-2010). She has successfully initiated, developed and implemented strategies setting new standards within all the areas she has led.

In addition to her noteworthy business experience, Marianne is frequently invited to panel debates, conferences, academic lectures across Scandinavia. In 2016, Marianne facilitated the Global Dialogue on Gender Equality in Helsinki organised by the International Labour Organisation in collaboration with the Nordic Council of Ministers, and with participation of all the Nordic labour ministers.

Marianne Egelund Siig

Throughout her career, Marianne has been an advisory board member for numerous organisations and projects, and is currently seated on the advisory boards of ISS, Mandag Morgen’s Business Women, Leading Humans’ Brain Trust, Copenhagen Business School Steering Committee for “Diversity & Difference Platform”. Also, she is a member of the EMEA network of Diversity and Inclusion Leaders.

Marianne is actively participating in the public debate, particularly as a writer. She is the author of “The Nordic Mystery”, a blog that she has animated for 3 years in collaboration with the Danish newspaper, Berlingske, and in which she tackles issues pertaining to leadership, gender equality and inclusion. Now she is blogging on POV International.

Marianne holds diplomas from Copenhagen Business School, Roskilde University and Kaospilot, the Danish pioneer school in innovative entrepreneurship. She has three children, who live with her and her husband in the Copenhagen suburb of Charlottenlund.

Boards and networks

  • 2018- Member of Steering Committee for the CBS Diversity & Difference Platform
  • 2017-2019 Member of ISS Diversity Prize Jury
  • 2016-2019 Member of Advisory Board for Diversified Teams in ISS
  • 2016-2019 Member of KaosPiloternes Advisory Board
  • 2018-2020 Member of Mandag Morgen Business Women’s Advisory Board 
  • 2017-2018 Member of Berlingske Business Women's Advisory Board 
  • 2013-2017 Member of Think Tank for Center of Leadership Denmark
  • 2016-2019 Member of EMEA international network of Diversity & Inclusion leaders
  • 2016- Member of Kabinettet, DK network of leading women from all sectors 
  • 2006-2015 Member of the Madeleine Albright Network
  • 2000-2003 Member of the competence council Vejle Amt
  • 1999-2003 Co-founder of Learning Lab Aarhus
  • 1999-2001 Member of the inspiration group for the Mandag Morgen competence council.
  • 1998-2001 Board member, Teknologisk Innovation, Ltd.
  • 1999-2000 Member of the quality control think tank for the Ministry of Housing
  • 1993-1999 Member of the educational council at The KaosPilots

"She does not hesitate to stand her ground and challenge status quo when needed, still being a truly great listener, meeting people/organizations where they are and bring them on the journey."

Rosa Lind

Global Head of Leadership Development, IKEA

"Marianne is excellent in the way she makes it very clear where we are and what we need to do in terms of delivery… Whenever she talks and interacts with us, there is congruence between her words and actions. That of course makes me trust her…"

Kasper Bas Svendsen

Head of Leadership Development, NovoZymes